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OIT Offers Scholarships to UCC Shooting Victims

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Tech is offering free tuition for any Umpqua Community College students who were in the building when a gunman entered the Roseburg school and started shooting. 9 victims died in that shooting back in October. OIT President Chris Maples says 85 students have been offered waived tuition. So far… three...
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Feds approve funds for fire fighting, fire mitigation

Washington, D.C.– Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a funding bill that will help rural communities in Oregon. The funding is multi-faceted… and includes 4.5 million dollars to help overcome Klamath Basin water disputes… and 10 million dollars to help prevent wildfires in the state…...
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WWII Memorial Removed During Construction

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County School District yesterday removed the plaque on a World War II Memorial that sits on the Henley Complex… handing it over the to the Klamath County Veterans Service Office for safe-keeping until a new monument to display the plaque can be constructed… once upgrades are made to the...
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Pony Fire just one of several lightening-caused blazes

Yreka, Calif.– Major lightning storms occurred during the nights of June 5 and 6, 2016 in Siskiyou County. As a result, ten wildfires started on the Klamath National Forest. Seven of the fires, occurring near Happy Camp, ranged in size from 0.1 acres to 2 acres. Thanks to aggressive efforts by firefighters the Lower,...
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The Deputies on Leave Following Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting

Roseburg, Ore.– The female victim is currently receiving treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries at Sacred Heart at Riverbend in Springfield. The name of the deceased suspect is not being released pending next of kin notification.  Three Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have been identified as being involved in the officer involved...
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Klamath County Needs Wolf Depredation Board Members

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Last month… Klamath County voters gave a thumbs up to forming a Predatory Animal Control District to help local farmers and ranchers protect their livestock from the state’s growing wolf population. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from local residents  who would like to serve on the Predatory Animal...
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Two Confirmed, One Probable Wolf Depredation Incidents

Salem, Ore.– OR 33 is believed to be responsible for two new cases wolf depredation in Jackson County. A Goat farmer reported seeing a black wolf leave his property shortly before finding one goat carcass in his field last Friday… and a second dead goat several days later. About a half mile away… a...
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Road Work Scheduled for Tulelake Region

Tulelake, Calif.– Drivers south of Tulelake will soon see some road improvements as crews gear up to starting working on more than 25 miles of gravel and dirt roads near the California/Oregon border in the Tule Lake National Wildlife Refute area. The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a 1.8 million dollar contract to an...
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Sheriff’s Office Suspends Issuing Concealed Weapons Permits

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s office announced Wednesday that they  are suspending processing new concealed weapons permits until July 1st. According to a press release from the agency, SWP renewals are also on hold. No reason was given for pausing the service.
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One Dead in Officer-involved Shooting

Roseburg, Ore.– On June 14, 2016, at about 3:06 p.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance with shots fired at 2306 Happy Valley Road, Roseburg. When Deputies arrived, they found a 19 year old female in the driveway who had been shot. The shooter was reported to be on...
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